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Become a Giving Champion and you will be helping achieve positive transformations for people, families and communities.

What is a giving champion?

A Giving Champion is anyone who chooses to donate to Drug ARM. Donate today, or sign up to give regularly, and become a Giving Champion. Any amount you are able to give can make a real difference. Our Giving Champions are at the heart of our Drug ARM family and inspire our teams by achieving lasting positive change.

I can truly say I am happy now

Andrea was a police officer with a great career spanning two decades and a loving family. When she spoke, people would listen and treat her with respect.

But for years, she dealt with the things she experienced on the job by using drinking as a coping mechanism. As she later realised, she was drinking to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) triggered by a particularly horrendous crime scene she was investigating.

Her mum tried to support her, but she hadn’t been taught the skills and wasn’t equipped to deal with what Andrea was going through. Whether it was the emotional breakdowns, or the suicide attempts, she didn’t know what she could do. That’s when Andrea’s mum decided to seek help from Drug ARM – for herself and her daughter. Her decision was the catalyst for change in their lives.

Drug ARM was able to help Andrea’s mum and provide her with the resources that helped them cope. Andrea’s mum encouraged her to seek help but Andrea was reluctant. She had tried so many things and didn’t want to go somewhere clinical again. But when she came through Drug ARM’s doors, she felt like she was walking into a welcoming home.

Andrea is truly glad she made the decision to come to Drug ARM, because she can say she is happy now.

As a result of engaging with our services, Andrea began to flourish again and was amazed when she caught herself singing along to music in the supermarket. She was so surprised to realise that she was happy. When she was able to accept that she was feeling a way that she hadn’t felt in so long – it felt incredible.

“I’m so thankful for Drug ARM, and for all the people who helped her on her journey. I think you should know the difference you are making. I look forward to helping people like me get the help they need.” – Andrea

Becoming a Drug ARM Champion brings hope, a smile, a song to the hearts of people who previously felt hopeless. People just like Andrea and her mother.

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